Hello from the mountains of British Columbia! I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front this week, what with traveling and reacclimatizing to my parents’ homestead (as well as dial-up internet). But I did get into my car and park in front of the community hall, so as to tap into free wireless and bring y’all the best of the yoga internets!

In keeping with the end-of-the-year theme and all, I came across Trendhunter‘s “41 Unique Yoga Innnovations” round-up, gathered from the past couple of years (not just 2009). There seemed to be a lot of dogs, yoga mat bags, sexy marketing campaigns and designer duds. And there were some actual innovations, such as the development of yoga in prisons and schools.

I have seen most of these 41 items in my newsfeeds over the past couple of years. Some of them made me giggle, some of them made me roll my eyes, and a couple of them actually inspired me (I just couldn’t get enough of the 83-year-old Aussie yoga instructor when the news broke last spring).

However, there was one inclusion on the list that simply baffled me: Mayo Margaritas, which are apparently big in Japan. I read the little article over and over and just couldn’t figure out what mayonnaise-based beverages had to do with yoga… until I looked at the subtitle and saw “Creamy Japanese Mayogaritas.” MaYOGAritas ~ the little keyword robots were just scanning for the word “yoga,” and “mayogarita” landed in the mix. And thus, the Mayo Margarita is among the top yoga innovations of the decade. What can you do?